NEA cuts power supply to Gautam Buddha International Cricket Stadium

CHITWAN:  Nepal Electricity Authority(NEA) Bharatpur Transmission Centre on Wednesday cut off power supply to the Gautam Buddha International Cricket Stadium after it failed to pay electricity bills. 

The construction works of the stadium have been stagnated for the past five months. The Dhurmus Suntali Foundation that spearheaded the cricket stadium construction works had walked away from its responsibility after facing a financial crisis.

According to an engineer of the Transmission Centre, Rajendra Poudel, the tariff dues have reached the amount of Rs 887,000. NEA, therefore, disrupted the power supply to the stadium for not paying the bills.

The Foundation has urged Bharatpur Metropolis to take ownership of the stadium saying the Foundation has yet to clear off the dues over Rs 170 million. 

The NEA has also cut off the power supply to Mount Everest Brewery as it has yet to pay electricity tariff dues over Rs 3.74 million. 

Along with this, the NEA has cut off the line of 12 small firms and organizations for no regular payment of tariff. RSS



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